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Introduction & QAA

Research shows that on average, those with degree-level qualifications earn substantially more than people with a Level 3 qualification. So if you want to progress further in your career, then this could be the ideal route for you.

University may not provide you with the flexibility or supportive environment that you want and need to complete a degree-level qualification.  Here at South Cheshire College, we provide a variety of HE courses that can prepare you for further study or employment.  These include:

Access to Higher Education
Foundation Degrees
HNCs and HNDs
Professional Courses
Degree Courses

Why study at South Cheshire College?

Local – You won’t need to move away from home to study which is often the case when attending a university. This can keep your living costs down to a manageable level

Flexible – Whilst our Higher Education programmes are mostly classed as 2 years full-time study, we try to organise the curriculum in such a way that it’s still possible to work or carry out family commitments whilst you are a student

Affordable – our tuition fees are lower than university fees – no more than £5850 per year for 2016 full-time courses compared to around £6,000-£9,000 per year at university. Grants and loans are available too – see the Student Support for more details

Personal – Class sizes are smaller than at university, enabling you to receive more individual attention and guidance from your tutor

Outstanding Facilities – South Cheshire College’s new building opened in September 2010, our facilities are among the best in the country. HE students benefit from all these, including the new HE@SCC Lounge.  In addition, HE students completing their degree, will also have full access to our partnered university’s resources and facilities.

If you require more information on any of the HE courses that we offer at South Cheshire College, contact the HE Manager on 01270 654654 or email HE@scc.ac.uk



The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) has published a report on standards and quality at South Cheshire College following a review in March 2016 and a re-review in May 2017.


A team of QAA reviewers visited the College and judged that the academic standards of the awards it offers on behalf of degree-awarding bodies and other awarding organisations, and the quality of the information about its learning opportunities, meet UK expectations.


You can download the full report on the QAA website here.


In partnership with The University of Oxford.